Malatsi theft case is postponed pending further police investigation
FORMER deputy social development minister David Malatsi’s case of theft and possession of a suspected stolen car was postponed in the Ekangala Magistrate’s Court in Mpumulanga yesterday.
Malatsi will appear in court again on October 9. Malatsi, 49, was arrested in July at his home in Section C of Ekangala township, police spokeswoman Constable Sally Skhosana said at the time. She said he was allegedly caught driving a new grey Ford Bantam bakkie that went missing from a motor dealership in Centurion.
Malatsi resigned from the government in 2003 after the for mer leader of the nowdefunct New National Party, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, implicated him and for mer Western Cape premier Peter Marais in corruption.
At his first court appearance in July, Malatsi, was released on R5 000 bail and the case was postponed.